Capacity Building Theatre (and Vice Versa)
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This chapter explores the educational connections of Theatre for Development (TfD) and how the capacities to create, structure and manage the artistic forms and apply them in their contexts are generated. The chapter starts with a review of some of the main themes and trends within the field in thinking about education and capacity building. The second, longest section provides case study evidence of some of what is happening. Since the contexts of TfD are so varied geographically, culturally and socially - as the previous chapters have demonstrated - instead of using one case study, we are using four to identify, examine and compare them, looking at the commonalities and a few of the divergences in what are widely used approaches to education and training for TfD. A common thread to provide some measure of coherence and comparability is that, to a degree, all the case studies are concerned with consciousness-raising about HIV-AIDS. In all of these case studies the researcher and writer is a participant-researcher, involved in a leadership capacity in their project.All have been asked to identify the main aspects of their project that relate to building capacity of the participants and leaders, and to identify the challenges as well as the progress and successes of the projects.
Applied Theatre: Development
Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies